The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the organisation behind the Oscars. The list includes names of people "who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2012 to the Academy's roster of members", a statement says.
The document lists actors, designers, cinematographers, directors, film editors, executives and names from the world of music and documentaries.
The Belgian film directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (The Kid with a Bike, The Child, Lorna's Silence) and Michael Roskam (Bullhead) are among the new names. Other new members are actor Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and director Terrence Malik (The Tree of Life).
"These professionals belong to the most talented and passionate members of the film industry", Academy President Tom Sherak said. "I am happy to give them this recognition."